Concentration is a great way to practice numbers, words, colours, or shapes. The possibilities are endless.
I made this “Shape Concentration Game” from a really cute note pad produced by Trend Enterprises Inc. They are available for purchase on http://www.amazon.co.uk.
You can make your own by photocopying a shape ( eg. a cupcake) on to card and cutting it out. (Note: it must be card as paper is too light and you can see through it 😉 ). I have laminated mine for extra durability.
I have uploaded some free printable for you to use, just click on the link: Free Printable Concentration Cards
How to make your concentration game:
Stick pairs of words/shapes on the back of interesting cut-outs or notepads.
How to play alone:
Shuffle the cards and spread them out on the floor.
You many turn over two cards at a time.
- If your cards do not match: turn them over again ( they should be in the exact same place as where you found them).
- If your cards match: take them from the floor and keep them in a bundle.
The game is over when all the cards have been located and matched.
How to play together:
- Alternate turning over cards.
- The winner is the person with the most pairs at the end.
You could just laminate your cut-outs without adding anything to the back. This will give you blank shapes. You can then temporarily tape or blu-tack your words to the cards and change them for new ones as necessary. Cheeky!